Hi all! So i have extensive experience in the home services & contracting industry running businesses, marketing, building websites, and working with clients. I also know a number of realtors from these businesses. I am not intimidated by the business/marketing aspect of home inspections so much, but rather need to be confident of my technical proficiency as an inspector. So I have studied the courses for about 4 months, should be ready to pass the test, set up my inspection software, practice doing inspections on my own home as well as for friends and family, get insurance etc. - but how will I know I am ready to actually do a paid inspection in the real world?
It seems clear enough taking courses only prepares you so much. Should I just jump into the fire and start doing inspections or be trying to do ride alongs first or anything else? I am not terribly keen on being someone’s employee - I will most likely become a competitor and don’t want to risk being accused of stealing my employers clients.